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JACKIEWALKS4FUN's Photo JACKIEWALKS4FUN Posts: 31,260
2/16/20 4:53 P

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You are in the right place. Welcome to spark emoticon

Every day is a new beginning Take a deep breath, smile and start again.


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2/14/20 6:22 A

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"Youth and beauty are not accomplishments. They are the temporary, happy byproducts of time and/or DNA. Don’t hold your breath for either." - Carrie Fisher (may she and her mom RIP........)

If you can't love yourself, how are ya gonna love somebody else? - RuPaul

Take action, and inspiration will follow - Gilad

Change without losing yourself and you can accomplish anything. - Tim Gunn

Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars - Casey Kase


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ESMERELDA12 SparkPoints: (32,128)
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2/13/20 8:33 P

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All I can say is it *is* possible. I lost 70 lbs. on a whole foods, plant based diet. I have gained about 15 lbs back (for various reasons) over the last 8 months. I'm determined to get back to where I was before and lose that last 10 lbs. as well. Tracking work, healthy eating works, exercise works. Hang in there; you can do this!



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2/12/20 9:33 P

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Welcome to Spark People. If you want a great inspiration go to ~INDYGIRL's page and read her story. She is amazing.

You CAN do this with determination and help from your Spark friends. We are all here for the same reason. To get fit and healthy.

Wishing you all the best on your journey to healthy living.

Edited by: KEEPITUP4LIFE at: 2/12/2020 (21:36)
Susan from
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I REACHED my GOAL!
I FOUGHT for it!
I WILL NOT give it up!
NOTHING will prevent me from maintaining my HEALTH!


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2/12/20 9:02 A

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Hi Cynwyn, welcome to SparkPeople. I know that it is possible and much better for your health in the long run. There are many people who have done exactly what you are trying to do. One of the best ways to find the support you need is to join a SparkTeam. It is okay to lurk a bit to try and find the right fit for you. You can also post in these message boards when you feel you need support and help. The members here are so good about trying to support everyone else. Also, remember, this is not a short journey and you will not always be successful. I have learned to measure my success in a variety of ways. I move more now, I eat better now, I cut back on sugar, overall I live a much healthier life now than I did when I joined SparkPeople. Just don't quit, keep working on it, remember, you are always a work in progress and you are worth taking care of.

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2/10/20 9:28 P

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Check out the "SparkStories" tab under "Community" above and you'll see many success stories. Welcome (back) to SparkPeople!

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Edited by: NITEMAN3D at: 2/10/2020 (21:29)
Dave A.- South Central PA, USA

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. - John Burroughs


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LIVINHEALTHY9's Photo LIVINHEALTHY9 SparkPoints: (450,372)
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2/10/20 9:13 P

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Welcome Back!

You are in the right place! The support here is the best!
I do recommend you check out this Spark Team. The ~Indygirl Journey.
She has lost over 200 lbs without surgery and is really inspirational.


Best of luck to you. You can do it!

Edited by: LIVINHEALTHY9 at: 2/10/2020 (21:15)
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"Most people don't change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing."



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2/10/20 1:57 P

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Welcome back to Sparkpeople so glad you have returned.

I see that you joined Sparkpeople back in 2016 = so glad you have returned.

Consider going to your sparkpage and putting a little about yourself and your journey on it so that when we come to say hi we can read how you are doing

You mention you are attempting to lose over 200 pounds - I am working on losing 140 ( have lost 23 so far ) so you are not alone

Participate as often as possible on all the groups you have joined as that is where you will be encouraged and motivated



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CYNWYN2 SparkPoints: (802)
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2/10/20 8:13 A

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Hi my name is Cynwyn. I am attempting to lose over 200 pounds. I hope I am in the right place and that there are supportive people to hold hands with over and through the rough patches. Nobody believes I can do this without surgery. I have a hope that I can. I am excited to begin this journey.

Thank you.

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